Science & Health

Activists dressed as skeletons participate in an awareness campaign on World No Tobacco Day in Kolkata, india, May 31, 2014.
The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills nearly eight million people a year, including more than 600,000 non-smokers dying from breathing secondhand smoke
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Sat, 05/31/2014 - 09:52
Nearly a million people die every year from lung cancer, and the World Health Organization expects the death rate to rise as more people take up cigarette smoking. Researchers may have made an important step toward controlling this disease and extending lives. Cigarette smoking is responsible for most lung cancers. Studies have established that connection. Others have established that inhaling toxins from someone else's cigarettes can also cause the disease. …
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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 23:04
FILE - Photo of a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Researchers at Oregon State University discovered a diseased tick in ancient fossilized amber from Dominican Republic
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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:39
A dentist checks the teeth of a U.S. patient, at a dental clinic in San Jose, November 1, 2012. Around 40,000 medical tourists visited Costa Rica last year, compared to 36,000 in 2010 and 30,000 in 2009. Most of them are American and Canadian, accord
Studies show that laser light stimulates regeneration by activating biologically dormant molecules
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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 21:51
A lot of smokers start using cigarettes when they are teenagers, only to find later on that they can't kick the habit.  It's a huge public health concern. As a result, researchers the world over, in government and in private institutions, are working on ways to help people stop smoking.   In Joanna Cohen's office at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control, cigarettes come in all types of packages....some are gruesome, while others…
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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firms offices in Carmel, Ind., Aug. 28, 2013.
Using a standing desk improves variety of health issues and can burn as many as 1,200 calories a day
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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:49
President Barack Obama applauds Victoria Bellucci, a 2014 graduate of Huntingtown High Shool in Huntingtown, Maryland, who suffered five concussions playing soccer, May 29, 2014.
President says US needs to do more to protect heath and safety of kids who play contact sports
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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:14